Deputy defense Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov visited the aviation company " Progress " in Primorye, where was positive about the prospects of purchasing shipborne helicopters Ka-K for helicopter carrier " Mistral ".
" the company feels steadily, has prolonged the contract for production and delivery 146 of the helicopters Ka-52 " alligator " by 2020, plans to 32 helicopter ship version, " said Borisov, his words leads " information Agency ". The Deputy Minister has paid attention that " fleet waiting for helicopters Ka-K, which will be spent on construction of a helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", specifies ITAR-TASS. As stated in the press service of the Ministry of defense, Yuri Borisov came to Primorye to test the implementation of a number of state defence orders, and to assess the production capacity of the plants of the military industry. During the meeting with the managers of the plant were discussed the new Treaty for serial delivery in 2015-2016 helicopters Ka-K." Special attention was paid to the problems of import substitution, as well as among them-components from Ukraine, but critical questions no, this question is painless solved ", - noted Borisov. Drum rotary-wing machine of a new generation Ka-52 " alligator " is equipped with modern avionics and powerful offensive weapons, which can be configured to meet different military tasks. The company " Progress ", which was visited by the Deputy Minister is one of the oldest aircraft building plants of Primorye, specializing in the production of helicopters. Remember, because of the events in Ukraine have started talking about what a deal for the supply France Russia's helicopter carrier " Mistral " is able to be cancelled. Thus, in March, the French foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that " the opportunity to cancel the sale of vessels of " Mistral " is included in the list of measures in the framework of the third series of sanctions against Russia." However, he later said that Paris has no plans to withdraw from the contract. At the same time he stated that the final decision will be made in October. In addition, the media, referring to the French diplomatic sources noted that France has come under pressure from the capital of the USA and some European partners, which require from Paris to review contracts for the supply of military equipment to the Russian Federation. The contract for the construction of 2 " Mistrale " in France, Moscow and Paris signed in June 2011. The contract sum was 1, 2 billion euros. On ships are required to install the latest Russian weapon systems shock and defensive purposes, as well as among these supersonic cruise missiles. In October, France should give Russia the 1st of ships " Mistral ". The second ship was expected to be delivered in 2016.